International Paper opens Atglen plant

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International Paper, a Tennessee-based packaging, pulp and other fiber-based products producer, recently opened a $100 million corrugated packaging facility in Atglen.

The facility will produce corrugated packaging for beverage, distribution, e-commerce produce, processed food, and shipping customers.

“Today, we celebrate the hard work and dedication of so many people,” Cameron Rushing, the plant’s manager said. “This was really a team effort and we’re grateful for everyone that contributed to its success including our team at Atglen, colleagues from across International Paper and partners within the community. We look forward to being part of the local community and the success of the Atglen facility.”

The project was a collaborative effort between International Paper and local, county and state community partners. The company selected Atglen because of its easy distribution access to strategic markets, multi-mode transportation and work force.

“This strategic investment will add local jobs and help us better serve our customers,” Tom Hamic, International Paper senior vice president and chief commercial officer, said.

International Paper is one of North America’s largest recyclers. It has manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, Latin America and North Africa, and employs approximately 39,000 people. In 2022, net sales totaled $21.2 billion.